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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda 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
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 968,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 968,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 390,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -137,150

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13110 records found.