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 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)
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation 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 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 162,926

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 162,926

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 102,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,177,700

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13110 records found.