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)
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development N/A International Organization Canada Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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 SK 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
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Effective Altruism Quebec N/A International Organization Canada General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 10,000
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 200
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 25,000
Perimeter Institute N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 49,500
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 56,524
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 477
Perimeter Institute N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 10,500
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,437
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A ON Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
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
Page SUM 1,317,618

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
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
Page SUM 1,048,550

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO 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 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
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 10,000
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 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Page SUM 538,425

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development Canada Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Effective Altruism Quebec Canada General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 10,000
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 212,290
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 151,823
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Perimeter Institute Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 49,500
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 56,524
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 477
Perimeter Institute Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 10,500
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,437
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
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
Page SUM 1,317,618

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14797 records found.