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, and corporate 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)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo 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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda 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 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 384,048

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 384,048

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 203,300

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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 250
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
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,375,500

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13110 records found.