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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 249,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 249,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 2,646,864

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,034,097

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13110 records found.