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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 800
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 474,087

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 12,114,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,100,152

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 328,175

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