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)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 29,867,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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
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
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 276,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 337,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Page SUM 2,094,818

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