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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 44,016,818

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 588,716

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
IDEO.ORG NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,702,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -23,573,206

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