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)
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 801,350

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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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 338,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Page SUM 2,244,107

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13110 records found.