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)
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiry Facilitators Inc N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
The Lowell General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 589,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 259,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiry Facilitators Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 68,554

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13110 records found.