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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Carry the Vision Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 933,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 228,267

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,669,870

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 409,200

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13110 records found.