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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,897,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Summit Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 4,709,738

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Bicycle Relief NFP IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,362,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Democracy Earth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 8,522,273

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13110 records found.