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)
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kiran Anjali Project N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Defender Association N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Scholar Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Wings N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 688,290

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,072,288

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla WA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MomsRising Education Fund WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Washington FIRST Robotics WA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Washington State University Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
International Christian Mission Services WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 747,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 99,400

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