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)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 889,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 545,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 324,220

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 207,650

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