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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 4,721,485

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BlackFem Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Boston College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Wheelchair Basketball Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Freedom Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 331,731

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Terra Nova Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. VT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Page SUM 1,186,086

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,165,950

Pages

13280 records found.