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)
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM -296,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
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
Page SUM 91,901

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 543,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 37,807,700

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13110 records found.