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)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 600,440

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 555,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 716,435

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,112,800

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