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)
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Page SUM 820,474

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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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 734,476

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 233,604

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