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)
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,017,778

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 89,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 104,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Indiana University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,135,882

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