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)
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
Peel District School Board N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 -13,800
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
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 Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 771,042

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 26,615,267

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc OH Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Dayton OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 635,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 2,082,000

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