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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 331,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,952,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 284,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 169,600

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