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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 597,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 645,533

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 650,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 349,450

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