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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Page SUM 888,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Luke Commission Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 195,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Page SUM 61,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Luke Commission Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Diaspora Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 195,500

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13280 records found.