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)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 273,979

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,719,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 114,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Page SUM 274,279

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13110 records found.