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)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 293,590

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Providence Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 293,590

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 44,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 222,225

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13110 records found.