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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
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
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 15,000
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,541,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,588

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
International Christian Mission Services WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Think Zambia Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
Page SUM 5,844,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 183,550

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