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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo 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
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma 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 3,500
Page SUM 60,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 60,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 42,050

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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 20,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coalition for Clean Air United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,321,950

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13110 records found.