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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco 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 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 127,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 127,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,074,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 374,083

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13110 records found.