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)
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo 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 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 416,167

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 416,167

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 293,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 114,800

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13110 records found.