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)
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
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A WA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Lifeline N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A VT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium N/A VT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 241,461

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 633,100

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
International Christian Mission Services WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Middlebury Community Music Center VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,481,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 309,900

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