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, 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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda 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 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
My New Red Shoes 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 2,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo 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 25,000
Page SUM 1,220,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 196,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 268,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 239,950

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13110 records found.