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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 25,523,900

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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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
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)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 35,312,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 383,700

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