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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 751,886

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 789,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 311,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
League of Innovators Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Help Lesotho Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 751,886

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13280 records found.