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)
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 766,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 555,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,573,206

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 397,471

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13110 records found.