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)
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,130,356

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sabores Well CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 79,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Road Dogs & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,130,356

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13280 records found.