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)
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Asia Society N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 236,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Page SUM 3,949,012

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 8,400,598

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Philabundance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 236,250

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13110 records found.