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)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 261,415

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,943,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 317,650

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13110 records found.