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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 416,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,171,265

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of Adventurous Black Women CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 930,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 335,053

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