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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 8,503,591

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 8,503,591

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 396,472

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 126,810

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13110 records found.