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)
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 884,179

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,576,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 312,626

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 116,450

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13110 records found.