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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara 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 100,000
Summer Search San Francisco 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 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 449,416

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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 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 449,416

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 341,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,504,885

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13110 records found.