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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 626,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,204,765

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 211,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Page SUM 11,850,413

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13110 records found.