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)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 972,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 159,053

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13110 records found.