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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
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 -5
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A ON Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Page SUM 1,009,767

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 5,186,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Page SUM 1,009,767

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13110 records found.