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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fight for Life Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Explorer Post 58 N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Red Hook Initiative N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Backpack Buddies Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 130,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fight for Life Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Explorer Post 58 N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Red Hook Initiative N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Backpack Buddies Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 130,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Valkyrie Robotics CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heros Cup Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Cruz Little League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 461,175

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fight for Life Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys Club of Wake County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Explorer Post 58 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Red Hook Initiative United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Backpack Buddies Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 130,050

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13280 records found.