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)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League 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 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 124,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 124,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Water for People CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 208,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 485,450

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13110 records found.