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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,304,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 303,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc IL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 302,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxford Day Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,304,650

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13280 records found.