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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,725,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 554,721

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,759,006

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,654,050

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