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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,052,663

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,369,399

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion and Choices NH Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 581,092

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,369,399

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13110 records found.