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 Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,862,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,862,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. NH Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 858,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 556,500

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