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)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo 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
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara 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 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos 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 6,000
Page SUM 407,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 407,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM -125,232

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 254,083

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13110 records found.