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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Claremont McKenna College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,996,867

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
mRelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 2,411,377

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara PA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 760,385

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 2,411,377

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13110 records found.