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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara 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 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,770,700

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,770,700

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN 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
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 353,850

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
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
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 122,850

Pages

13110 records found.