Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
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
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 616,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 616,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Eluna PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 654,997

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 616,000

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13280 records found.