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)
PORCH-Durham N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,614,349

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,557,874

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 386,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Learning, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 234,700

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