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)
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,792,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Academy of Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 2,308,503

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 126,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 369,275

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13110 records found.