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)
Children's Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,065,356

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 201,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 1,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 354,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 37,754,200

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13110 records found.