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)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda 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 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 269,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,145,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 592,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Russian Riverkeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 156,686

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13110 records found.