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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Save the Blue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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