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)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 383,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 185,357

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