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)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 398,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,303,645

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 135,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 278,700

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