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)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda 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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 753,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 753,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 232,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 322,140

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13110 records found.