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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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 750
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 501,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 501,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 379,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,533,692

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13110 records found.