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)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara 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 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda 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 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 200,776

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 49,000

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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 250
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 484,336

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