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)
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 21,104

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 537,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 633,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,089,464

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