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)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
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 150,000
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 Donor Advised 2018 500
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 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 1,000
Page SUM 2,092,888

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 26,615,267

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc OH Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crafty Mart OH Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 936,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health 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
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
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,150,229

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13110 records found.