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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 917,427

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 627,762

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 854,822

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 405,698

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13110 records found.