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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,076,001

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,299,859

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,608,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 340,095

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