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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 87,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 87,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 667,145

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coalition for Clean Air United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 303,968

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13110 records found.