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)
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 357,844

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 14,800,935

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 2,168,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sir Francis Drake High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 357,844

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13110 records found.