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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 173,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,077,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,765,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 721,857

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13110 records found.