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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
New Mexico State University N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,299,887

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
New Mexico State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,299,887

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
EnActe Arts Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 797,175

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