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)
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 124,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education 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
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 145,550

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools OR Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 113,285

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development 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
Plan International USA United States International 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
Page SUM 222,000

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