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)
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,989,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,989,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Museum of Natural History NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 971,096

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 5,072,727

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13110 records found.