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)
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 764,200

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 175,335

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