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)
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 372,900
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium N/A VT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
One Tree Planted Inc N/A VT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A VT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,324,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 837,513

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Building Changes WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Think Zambia Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
COLTURA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc VT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 303,475

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Page SUM 256,421

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