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)
Young America's Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Minds Matter OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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