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)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 825,092

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Freefrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 825,092

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 352,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 825,092

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13110 records found.