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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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