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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 813,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
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
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,976,449

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 126,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 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
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
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 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 161,202

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13110 records found.