Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, and corporate 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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara 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 25,000
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
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 312,420

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 312,420

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 636,732

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope House United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Champions Education Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 740,250

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13110 records found.