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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,762,467

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,762,467

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 109,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,762,467

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13110 records found.