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)
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Hope Program Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Culture Reframed N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 930,034

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Hope Program Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Culture Reframed N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 930,034

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 380,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 32,481,230

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13110 records found.