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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,097,788

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 491,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Page SUM 373,361

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,673,082

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