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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
COLTURA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Public Defender Association N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Franklin Elementary School PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 663,950

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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 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
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
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 869,433

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington FIRST Robotics WA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Washington State University Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Upaya Social Ventures WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Building Changes WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American College of Radiation Oncology Inc. WA Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 285,175

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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
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens 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 Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
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 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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 250
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 209,900

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