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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Growing Veterans N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 716,725

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Growing Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 716,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 118,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 37,627,810

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13110 records found.