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)
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 939,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 228,267

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA 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
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 401,472

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 94,150

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