Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa 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 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara 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
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 271,300

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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 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 271,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 201,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 921,440

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13110 records found.