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)
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,454,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 410,791

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 12,114,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CareMessage United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Page SUM 846,975

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