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)
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 872,664

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CNatureNet N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 872,664

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education 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
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,077,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 32,522,680

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13110 records found.