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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 668,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 645,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
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 5,196,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Page SUM 813,479

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13110 records found.