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)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 188,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,132,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,070,110

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adelante Mujeres United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Descents United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One By One United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 315,500

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