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 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 191,850

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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 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 191,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,295,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -12,300

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13110 records found.