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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 20,642,650

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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
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
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
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 564,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 543,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 187,652

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