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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 402,275

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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 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 224,150

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13110 records found.