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)
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 116,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 116,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 209,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 346,895

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13110 records found.