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)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 155,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 21,716,141

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,408,614

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,088,175

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