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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 180,255

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 3,870,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 356,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 180,255

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13110 records found.