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)
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
No Excuses Unlimited N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League 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 500
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 584,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
No Excuses Unlimited N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 584,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
South San Jose Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 137,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 584,500

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13110 records found.