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)
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CyberEquality Inc N/A Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Page SUM 584,578

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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 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
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 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 706,550

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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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens 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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 143,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CyberEquality Inc Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
University of Saskatchewan Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Page SUM 584,578

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13280 records found.