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)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,217,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,217,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 513,868

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Page SUM 157,640

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