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)
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 444,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 870,264

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 395,700

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