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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Association of University Women N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Immigrant Story N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,650
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 957,373

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Vision, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,185,669

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 228,860

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Red Wiggler Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary 2019 50,000
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunflower County Freedom Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 590,700

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