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, 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)
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 580,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 109,438

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Knowledgeworks Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Crafty Mart OH Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,962,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 54,150

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