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)
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
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 75,976

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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
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 75,976

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 412,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 2,088,420

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13110 records found.