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)
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
WorldSkills International N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Page SUM 121,776

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
WorldSkills International N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -97,470

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM -23,602,156

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,030,550

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