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)
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Lifeline N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,281,661

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 752,200

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,833,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 144,750

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