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)
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,923,777

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,538,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,424,520

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 546,400

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