Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 825,752

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 314,600

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Jesuit High School OR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Portland State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Page SUM 3,128,798

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 190,350

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