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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenWave Organization Corp CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,697,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 214,725

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