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)
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 12,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
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
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,422,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
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
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,422,925

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Academy of Science CA 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
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,793,146

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Page SUM 607,902

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13110 records found.