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)
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Page SUM 4,055,978

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 269,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,251,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social Good Brasil Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
University Health Network Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Page SUM 4,055,978

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13280 records found.