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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,527,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
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 10,301,845

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 138,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 382,859

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13110 records found.