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)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc 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 Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo 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 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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 51,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 750,329

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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 51,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 750,329

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 936,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 287,300

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13110 records found.