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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 493,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,978,199

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 380,539

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,074,650

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13110 records found.