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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Achievement First N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 744,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 604,041

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 226,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 744,045

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13110 records found.