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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A NE United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,019,406

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
One Nation Life Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,019,406

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 324,702

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,200

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13110 records found.