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)
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 351,120

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 466,571

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 91,700

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