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)
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 432,920

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 672,070

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 95,097

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