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)
We Animals Media N/A Ont Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
Effective Altruism Quebec N/A International Organization Canada General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 10,000
Ryerson University N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development N/A International Organization Canada Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
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
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Que Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 552,867
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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,437
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,000
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 212,290
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,096
Simon Fraser University N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 151,823
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,075
Page SUM 1,797,265

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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 958,550

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,757,625

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
Effective Altruism Quebec Canada General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 10,000
Ryerson University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development Canada Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
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
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 552,867
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 477
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,437
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,000
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 212,290
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,096
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 151,823
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,075
Page SUM 1,797,265

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14797 records found.