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)
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,856,459

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,856,459

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,170,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,073,700

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13110 records found.