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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Page SUM 1,507,566

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 65,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 125,258

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,471,560

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