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)
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 2,903,228

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
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
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
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 3,870,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Jesuit High School OR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Children’s Course Inc OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 392,996

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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
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 88,100

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