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, and corporate 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)
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
Simon Fraser University N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 151,823
Perimeter Institute N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 49,500
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 56,524
Perimeter Institute N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 10,500
Simon Fraser University N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
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 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
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 6,051
Page SUM 1,298,669

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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)
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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
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 Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Women in Finance UT Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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 Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,200
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 5,000
Page SUM 1,821,000

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 151,823
Perimeter Institute Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 49,500
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 56,524
Perimeter Institute Canada Health Donor Advised 2020 10,500
Simon Fraser University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
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 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
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2020 6,051
Page SUM 1,298,669

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14797 records found.