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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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