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)
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
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
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 1,082
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 77,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
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 5,000
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
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 2,930
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
Page SUM 1,348,713

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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 Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 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 Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 775,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
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 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 200
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 1,000
Page SUM 859,948

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
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 1,082
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 77,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
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 2,930
Metro Mothers Network Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
Page SUM 1,348,713

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13280 records found.