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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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