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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 93,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 93,070

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Page SUM 4,354,107

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,930,866

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13110 records found.