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 Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
University Health Network N/A ON Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A ON Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Page SUM 2,316,444

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 36,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Page SUM 2,316,444

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13110 records found.