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)
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,139,119

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,139,119

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,452

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 32,471,430

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13110 records found.