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)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment 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 250
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 244,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 564,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,700,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 473,560

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13110 records found.