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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 476,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
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 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 476,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 791,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Page SUM 587,650

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13110 records found.