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 2020, as well as the five 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 represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg N/A Austria Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Universitr de Liege N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 118,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 3,727,752

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Page SUM 2,127,379

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,168,025

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg Austria Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Diakonie de La Tour Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Diakonie de La Tour Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Universitr de Liege Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 118,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social Good Brasil Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 3,727,752

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13280 records found.