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, and corporate 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)
Portland State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Page SUM 584,726

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 134,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unioto Elementary School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc OH Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 505,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,627,560

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