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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,860,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 530,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 268,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 671,868

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13110 records found.