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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 393,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,583,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Page SUM 2,656,448

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 32,481,230

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13110 records found.