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)
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 180,003

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 180,003

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 979,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 4,651,450

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13110 records found.