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)
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Youngstown State University N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 531,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Page SUM 102,483

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Dayton OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Urban Resource Institute NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation NY Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 412,635

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 1,312,205

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