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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,135,440

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,135,440

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,745,029

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,783,476

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13110 records found.