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)
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Adelante Mujeres N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 758,323

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Page SUM 5,964,044

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Magic Wheelchair OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 132,872

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 238,000

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