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)
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 791,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Page SUM 981,896

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 880,532

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13110 records found.