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)
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Learning for a Sustainable Future N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Page SUM 1,729,584

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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 250
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
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 736,200

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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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,167,275

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
CyberEquality Inc Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
Learning for a Sustainable Future Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
League of Innovators Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 812,189

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