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)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 247,340

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 247,340

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,404,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 391,675

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13110 records found.