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)
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM 245,018

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM 245,018

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Page SUM 1,183,319

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 482,410

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13110 records found.