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)
Art of Yoga Project 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 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
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
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 498,736

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 498,736

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 808,050

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13110 records found.