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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 504,168

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 920,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Transformation Church DE Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 379,105

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,738,250

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13110 records found.