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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 504,168

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 920,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation NC Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,069,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malala Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 299,760

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