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, 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)
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 287,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Norwich Bully-Busters N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Dev Mission San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Wheelchair Basketball Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
STREAT Ltd. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 431,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 92,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Norwich Bully-Busters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Dev Mission United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Wheelchair Basketball Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 431,800

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13280 records found.