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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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