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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,395,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 4,901,541

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 405,675

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Mana United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 449,342

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13110 records found.