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)
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safechild N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 316,294

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safechild N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ChildFund Korea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 316,294

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,237,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 136,250

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13110 records found.