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 descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,982,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
B'nai B'rith N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 151,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 529,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Diaspora Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arden Wood Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
B'nai B'rith United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 151,300

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13280 records found.