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)
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Second Amendment Foundation N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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
American College of Radiation Oncology Inc. N/A WA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Awamaki US N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,556,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Makesoil WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Franklin Elementary School PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ashesi University Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
COLTURA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Upaya Social Ventures WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,408,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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 500
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
Page SUM 909,048

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