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 Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 647,328

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
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
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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
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
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 192,467

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,196,500

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13110 records found.