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)
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
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
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
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 485,790

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MomsRising Education Fund WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Tree Planted Inc VT Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium VT Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Middlebury Community Music Center VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 335,360

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 902,598

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