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)
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 494,230

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 868,088

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 428,122

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