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, 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)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Heros Cup Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Valkyrie Robotics Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mid Peninsula Athletic Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 660,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 371,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountains 2 Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
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
Page SUM 543,667

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Sheriff Pal Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 371,050

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13280 records found.