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)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Red Hook Initiative N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho N/A ID United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,550
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 540,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Red Hook Initiative N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,550
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 540,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Napa Valley Festival Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 95,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grant A Wish Inc. IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The San Jose Sports Authority CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cinnamongirl Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 388,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Japanese Community Youth Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rancho Cielo Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Red Hook Initiative United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,550
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 540,250

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13280 records found.