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, and corporate 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)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda 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 20,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 265,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 254,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 338,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 227,850

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