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)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 275,592

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Third Way Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 417,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 610,728

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13110 records found.