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)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,408,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 233,830

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 10,726,029

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Rocky Mountain Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,408,550

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13110 records found.