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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund 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 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park 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 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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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 Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 195,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 165,600

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13110 records found.