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)
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Growing Veterans N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 957,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 550,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 395,150

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