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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. 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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 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 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,307,550

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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 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,307,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 544,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 545,450

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13110 records found.