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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Page SUM 565,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
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
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
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,097,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portland State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jesuit High School OR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,856,173

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 81,300

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