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)
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 461,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,632,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 30,194,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee Transitions United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,196,175

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13110 records found.