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)
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 207,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,538,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 193,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Cesar Chavez Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 496,645

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