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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 801,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,551,862

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,723,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 801,708

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13110 records found.