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)
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project 1 27 N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 654,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project 1 27 N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 654,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 379,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 32,520,560

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13110 records found.