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)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 657,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,401,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 369,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Page SUM 229,150

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