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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 404,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 43,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,600

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13110 records found.