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)
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
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
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,861,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 714,357

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Oregon Community College Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact NW OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,674,162

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,380

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