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 Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,511,612

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,511,612

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 6,773,150

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12587 records found.
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