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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 97,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 258,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 644,020

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Page SUM 37,842,621

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