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)
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 212,290
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 56,524
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 1,004,701
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 271,624
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition N/A Switzerland Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2020 119,991
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Kohitsuji no Mure Inc. N/A Japan Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 196,232
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 114,999
Universite De Montreal Succursale A Quebec N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 88,596
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 6,050
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 477
Page SUM 3,382,684

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Y Combinator Research Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
We Ride Too Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 3,267,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outer Coast AK Education Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Outer Coast AK Education Donor Advised 2020 1,750
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alaska Literacy Program Inc. AK Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Eyak Preservation Council AK Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 654,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2020 24,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,155
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 9,500
Page SUM 1,425,855

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Universite degli Studi di Torino Italy Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Universitat Siegen Germany Education Donor Advised 2020 6,900
Universite de Liege Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 98,000
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 170,223
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 153,410
T'ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 106,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 16,000
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zoological Society of San Diego United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Improved Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,630,533

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