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)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Page SUM 872,840

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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
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment 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
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,630,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 380,860

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,191,600

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