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)
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Crafty Mart N/A OH United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,031,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Rescue US Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Springs Rescue Mission N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 799,387

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 70,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Page SUM 340,467

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