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)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 662,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 134,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 200,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 9,658,296

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