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)
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 496,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,952,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 30,285,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Mana United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 794,142

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13110 records found.