Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
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
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 642,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 381,348

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 971,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 532,513

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