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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 1,502,330

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 2,034,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 64,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 476,450

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13110 records found.