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 2,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 210,295

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 209,595

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 435,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,178,450

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13110 records found.