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)
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Wheelchair N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Portland State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jesuit High School N/A OR United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 131,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
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
Page SUM 5,356,444

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
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
Portland State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 2,937,966

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
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
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 197,950

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