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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Caramel Connections N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,850,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Caramel Connections N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth for Seva N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,850,582

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 61,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Caramel Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,850,582

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13110 records found.