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)
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 470,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 126,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 899,854

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