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)
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 500,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Sage Bionetworks N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 61,250
Splash International N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 95,000
Northwest Film Forum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 32,000
Armman-USA N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 104,404
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 500
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Northwest Film Forum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Northwest Health Law Advocates N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 600
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Seattle Milk Fund N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 925,354

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Sozo Impact, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Solidaire Network Alameda Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 55,000
Society St. Vincent De Paul Alameda Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sogorea Te Land Trust Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,200,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sikh Temple - San Francisco Bay Area Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2020 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 4,426,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Seattle Milk Fund WA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Copper Canyon Press WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Positive Futures Network WA Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Seattle Shakespeare Festival WA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2020 400
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2020 170,000
Ignite Worldwide WA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Ignite Worldwide WA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 225,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
COLTURA WA Environment Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 1,006,300

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wyoming Star Gazing United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Y Combinator Research Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Yamhill Community Action Partnership United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 2,319,500

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14797 records found.