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)
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education 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 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 226,265

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,205,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jako Doma Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lékorice Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Telecommunications Institute Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Page SUM 690,145

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13110 records found.