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)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 460,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 12,163,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Boldly Me CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 896,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 31,472,560

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13110 records found.