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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,624,218

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Para Los Ninos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,624,218

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 611,002

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 742,376

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13110 records found.