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)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 197,101

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 5,177,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 756,589

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13110 records found.