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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 248,235

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,943,449

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Page SUM 1,384,120

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,074,650

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