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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tibetan Nuns Project N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Awamaki US N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
International Christian Mission Services N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education 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
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Franklin Elementary School PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,549,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 279,300

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Washington State University Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 20,422,415

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 721,600

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