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
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation 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
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation 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
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development 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
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 40,578,077

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation 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
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.