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)
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. 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 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,826,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,826,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 94,650

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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 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 46,350

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13110 records found.