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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 239,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,935,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 193,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School on Wheels Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 4,576,925

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13110 records found.