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)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 61,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 1,178,195

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Parker School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,192,385

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13110 records found.