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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano 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 5,000
Page SUM 73,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 73,225

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 576,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 73,225

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13110 records found.