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 State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 127,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Little Steps N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 127,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workshop Houston TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 321,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Little Steps United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 127,800

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13110 records found.