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 Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A NSW Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,649,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Community Cycling Center N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,649,025

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 748,365

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Center for Kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midnight Golf Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 267,125

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13110 records found.