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)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda 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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track 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 10,000
Page SUM 990,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 990,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 184,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,116,126

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13110 records found.