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)
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -2,930
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 670
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 830
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 77,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Page SUM 1,669,399

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 763,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 143,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodShare Toronto Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Parkdale Centre for Innovation Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 857,741

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