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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 886,269

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,289,627

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,122,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development 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
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
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 93,750

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