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)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 611,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 570,535

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,048,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Brasil Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,842,198

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13110 records found.