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)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Arizona Eventing Association N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Page SUM 570,858

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,432

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 596,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,017,250

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