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)
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 342,145

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,743,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 261,900

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