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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 567,522

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 567,522

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,040,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 853,900

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13110 records found.