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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
First Force N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Skanner Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors Northwest N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Community Transitional School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,025
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 115,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
Page SUM 635,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 39,880
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Institute for Family Studies VA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 38,100
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Air Force Association VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Operation Smile, Inc. VA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 626,080

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Association of Graduates of the United States Military Acade United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Atherton Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Association of State Correctional Administrators Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 79,860
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,334,989

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13280 records found.