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)
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Peel District School Board N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 594,112

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 179,400

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Marvin Lewis Community Fund OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Page SUM 524,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 396,472

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