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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 167,214

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 167,214

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 2,376,164

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 6,393,194

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13110 records found.