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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,141,365

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services 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
Page SUM 61,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 925,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 231,336

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