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)
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 70,000
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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Page SUM 652,630

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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 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 706,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,112,525

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Learning for a Sustainable Future Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
League of Innovators Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -2,930
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
University Health Network Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 670
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,425,720

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