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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,938,564

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,938,564

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Page SUM 3,531,119

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,938,564

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13110 records found.