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)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 393,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,132,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
O'Neill Sea Odyssey CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 123,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 32,379,730

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13110 records found.