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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,093,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 527,940

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 263,100

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