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)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Page SUM 847,830

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 766,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 888,548

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodShare Toronto Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Parkdale Centre for Innovation Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Help Lesotho Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Page SUM 847,830

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13280 records found.