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)
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,239,391

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,541

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bags of Love OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
FISH Food Bank OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin STEAM Team OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bethlehem Inn OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,103,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 105,750

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13110 records found.