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)
Think Zambia Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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
American College of Radiation Oncology Inc. N/A WA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Awamaki US N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 5,981,605

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 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 Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 789,383

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ferndale School District WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
Code Org WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2019 101,999
Public Defender Association WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 15,824,319

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 354,000

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