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)
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 181,477

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 407,514

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 337,650

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