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)
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Peel District School Board N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Page SUM 613,816

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,188,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
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
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Page SUM 613,816

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13110 records found.