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 Countysort descending State 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 5,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc N/A HI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,256,760

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,256,760

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,376,430

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Page SUM 2,251,100

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13110 records found.