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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,123,913

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 73,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 550,635

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 37,627,810

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