Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Moms Against Poverty 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 2,900
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 161,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 259,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 286,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 264,250

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13110 records found.