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)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Page SUM 1,138,066

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,132,400

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Genome Center Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 4,653,681

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 289,900

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