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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo 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 8,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo 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
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma 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 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 289,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
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 8,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 241,525

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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
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 405,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 262,940

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13110 records found.