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)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 336,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 336,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,461,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 1,493,700

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13110 records found.