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)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 180,750

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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 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health 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
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development 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
Paws Chicago CA Other 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
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development 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
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support 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
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,539,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Page SUM 955,834

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13110 records found.