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)
COLTURA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A VT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
One Tree Planted Inc N/A VT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium N/A VT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 15,679,006

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2019 101,999
Public Defender Association WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc VT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc VT Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 15,501,399

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
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 Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Page SUM 273,521

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