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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 175,967

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 785,000

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