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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League 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 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 381,686

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 381,686

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 448,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 388,200

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13110 records found.