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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 189,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 539,850

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Thesmallslivefoundationinc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 962,622

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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 Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 453,710

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13110 records found.