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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 272,464

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 272,464

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,845,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,046,750

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13110 records found.