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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 9,643,434

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 108,350

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13110 records found.