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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
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
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
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
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 6,564,605

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,713

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Think Zambia Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ferndale School District WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,744,775

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 164,050

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