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)
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Page SUM 2,415,052

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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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 645,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 38,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Page SUM 2,705,159

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13110 records found.