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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 859,724

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 859,724

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 4,071,806

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 859,724

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13110 records found.