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, 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)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA 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 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 116,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 116,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls on the Run International NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 116,975

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13110 records found.