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 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
University of New South Wales N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
FIAN International e.V. N/A Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,910
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 812,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 70,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 800,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Northern Arizona University AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 355,243

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 209,900

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