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)
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A International Organization Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A International Organization Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 96,440
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A International Organization Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 109,900
Institute of Science and Technology - Austria N/A International Organization Austria Sciences Donor Advised 2020 612,457
Diakonie de La Tour N/A International Organization Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 80,000
Technische Universiteit Wien N/A International Organization Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 170,223
Technische Universiteit Wien N/A International Organization Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 153,410
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A International Organization Belgium Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A International Organization Belgium Education Donor Advised 2020 112,100
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A International Organization Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 96,000
Universite de Liege N/A International Organization Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 98,000
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre N/A International Organization Belize Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Instituto Semear N/A International Organization Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Alianima N/A International Organization Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 130,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A International Organization Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Instituto Oncoguia-Oncoguia N/A International Organization Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 536
University of Saskatchewan N/A SK Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club N/A International Organization Canada Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 2,939,066

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Viola Blythe Community Service Center of Newark Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Vietnamese American Nongovernmental Organization Network Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Valkyrie Robotics Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 45,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
University of New Hampshire Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 14,999
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 2,170,324

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project NM Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 651,425

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 96,440
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 109,900
Institute of Science and Technology - Austria Austria Sciences Donor Advised 2020 612,457
Diakonie de La Tour Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 80,000
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 170,223
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 153,410
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2020 112,100
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 96,000
Universite de Liege Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 98,000
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Belize Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Alianima Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 130,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Instituto Oncoguia-Oncoguia Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 536
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club Canada Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 2,939,066

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14797 records found.