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)
Foster City Youth Softball Association 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 250
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 257,476

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 257,476

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 301,000

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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 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 209,800

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13110 records found.