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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New Creation Home Ministries 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 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM -18,445,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM -18,445,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,003,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,037,569

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13110 records found.