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)
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Casa Valentina Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Pando Initiative Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 649,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Casa Valentina Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Pando Initiative Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 649,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Girls on the Run New Hampshire NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 290,517

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Casa Valentina Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HRJ Charities Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Pando Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 649,000

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13280 records found.