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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,323,232

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 345,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Page SUM 850,402

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13110 records found.