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, 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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring 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 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 211,000

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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 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 211,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,443,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 291,218

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