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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 351,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,974,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,068,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,389,154

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