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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 2,046,942

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 172,540

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 2,046,942

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13110 records found.