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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.