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)
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 804,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,909,570

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 501,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 207,850

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13110 records found.