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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,234,511

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on Foreign Relations N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,234,511

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 768,273

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,234,511

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13110 records found.