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)
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,961,822

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,961,822

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,257,790

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 20,270,713

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13110 records found.