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)
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 28,526,384

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Page SUM 37,885,922

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,358,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 718,993

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