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)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 316,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 203,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Page SUM 486,348

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 11,581,813

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13110 records found.