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)
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 356,264

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 645,533

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 213,857

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 38,850

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13110 records found.