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)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda 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 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 195,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 188,233

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 108,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 82,700

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13110 records found.