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)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 941,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 941,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 691,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,073,400

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13110 records found.