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)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 964,100

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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
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
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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)
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 35,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Page SUM 667,932

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13110 records found.