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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
World Pulse Voices N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 3,148,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 7,656,370

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Saturday Academy OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 146,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 230,700

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