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, 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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA 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
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 572,829

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 572,829

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,675,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 440,950

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13110 records found.