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 Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 534,426

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13110 records found.