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.

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,623,827

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 977,175

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