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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 273,961

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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
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
Page SUM 334,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
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 British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
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
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Page SUM 926,343

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13110 records found.