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)
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 236,385

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Southern Arizona Eventing Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 119,385

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 270,867

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,602,202

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13110 records found.