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 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara 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 200
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara 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 50,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 888,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 156,600

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13110 records found.