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)
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Page SUM 301,705

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,495,052

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,287,049

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 968,164

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