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)
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
New Stories 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
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
COLTURA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
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
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A WA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A WA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 15,162,121

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 1,076,088

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Washington FIRST Robotics WA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate 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
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Makesoil WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Building Changes WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 20,962,390

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 11,250
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 84,200

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