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)
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 931,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,582,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,122,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 401,428

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13110 records found.