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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,948,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,980,269

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Gardens Edge NM Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 501,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,966,769

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13110 records found.