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)
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,705,250

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6159 records found.
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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA 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
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
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
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
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,193,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,285,862

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13110 records found.