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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 23,165,448

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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 546,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 5,185,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
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
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Page SUM 2,168,420

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13110 records found.