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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 186,525

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 186,525

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,213,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Page SUM 31,326,400

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