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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 62,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,294,845

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 236,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 399,564

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13110 records found.