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, 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda 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 16,666
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,808,966

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,808,966

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 386,145

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 306,700

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13110 records found.