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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,048,862

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,048,862

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 268,698

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 48,250

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13110 records found.