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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University Health Network N/A ON Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A ON Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,104,212

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 14,800,935

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Unioto Elementary School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 425,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,074,700

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13110 records found.