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.

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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 2019 10,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,250
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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