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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,411,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 12,163,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,342,143

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 31,273,310

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