Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 156,180

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 90,951

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,049,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DC Central Kitchen Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,687,113

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