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)
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 177,085

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation 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
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
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
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,631,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 508,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 319,900

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