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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 496,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BRAC USA Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 136,867

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christian Community Development Association IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,005,529

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 956,568

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