Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Water for People CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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