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)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Cool Effect Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New York Common Pantry N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Page SUM 3,671,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Childcaregroup N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Cool Effect Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New York Common Pantry N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Page SUM 3,671,625

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Smithsonian Institute DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Skanner Foundation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ski Charities Corp NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 331,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Louis Science Center Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Marys Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 388,432

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13280 records found.