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, 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)
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 130,075

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 293,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 418,050

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13110 records found.