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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 192,434

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 540,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 131,026

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,043,619

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