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)
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 491,728

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MW Fund Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Out In Tech Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Freefrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,821,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 657,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Page SUM 68,158

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