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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 401,225

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Covenant House Alaska N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Xavier High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 401,225

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 74,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 332,167

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13110 records found.