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)
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
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
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School N/A OR United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 235,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 116,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Portland Community College Foundation Inc OR Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,175,358

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 217,700

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