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)
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,820,520

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Castle Rock Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,820,520

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 31,468,180

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Page SUM 2,071,885

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13110 records found.