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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Bulungula Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mockingbird Society N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kiran Anjali Project N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Public Defender Association N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Scholar Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Wings N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
College Success Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 681,290

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 776,783

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Amendment Foundation WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Eastside Academy WA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Charter Collaborative WA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Lakeside School WA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mockingbird Society WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Clark College WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla WA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Awamaki US WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MomsRising Education Fund WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mending Wings WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 497,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 664,400

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