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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 731,664

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 262,260

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 882,485

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13110 records found.