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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 164,310

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
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
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper 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
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 713,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
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
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 938,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
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 Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,534,050

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