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)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 10,121,050

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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
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 5,188,250

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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
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,682,654

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13110 records found.