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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 30,385,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.