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)
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
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Think Zambia Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
Awamaki US N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Page SUM 1,202,456

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 766,383

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Think Zambia Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ferndale School District WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 50,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,900,395

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 946,400

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