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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 126,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 219,833

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 581,850

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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
Page SUM 157,900

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