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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation 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 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation 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 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 91,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 91,565

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
O'Neill Sea Odyssey CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 824,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 229,750

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