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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,524,592

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 3,912,117

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 282,775

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 463,700

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