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 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
Peel District School Board N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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 -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
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 709,296

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 13,305,735

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education 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
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 989,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
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
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
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
Page SUM 37,109,900

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