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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 279,854

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,631,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 150,102

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cambodian Children's Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Land is Life, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,089
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 586,389

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13110 records found.