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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Awamaki US N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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
American College of Radiation Oncology Inc. N/A WA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,105,261

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 228,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 979,087

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