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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,829,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,829,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Council on Clean Transportation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 319,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 181,850

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13110 records found.