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, 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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Hollenbeck Police Activities League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 167,400

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 146,500

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Ability Center UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 263,232

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 146,500

Pages

13280 records found.