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)
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 613,870

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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
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,292,660

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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
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
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
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
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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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