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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 251,376

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 521,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 377,816

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 122,735

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