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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,034,252

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,347,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,034,252

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13110 records found.