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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 650,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,238,557

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Page SUM 37,136,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,542,250

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