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 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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,102,212

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 14,800,935

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Crafty Mart OH Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Well Community Development Corporation OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 875,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,896

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13110 records found.