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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 272,377

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 989,570

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 11,475,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 272,377

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13110 records found.