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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,131,072

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 111,938

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,469,430

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Workers Defense Project Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,131,072

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13110 records found.