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)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo 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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 144,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 135,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Page SUM 499,245

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 546,200

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13110 records found.