Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 49,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,516,000

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