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, 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)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc 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 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 286,515

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 444,048

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 275,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 243,850

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13110 records found.