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)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 257,476

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 257,476

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 245,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,141,100

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13110 records found.