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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda 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 16,666
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 103,466

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 103,466

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 271,000

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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 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 141,550

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13110 records found.