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)
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 1,789,000

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