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)
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A WA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Clark College N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Think Zambia Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
Franklin Elementary School PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Blessings Under the Bridge N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,091,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 95,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 160,400

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