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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 616,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 279,879

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,624,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 216,190

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