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, and corporate 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)
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo 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 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 194,666

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 194,666

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 160,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 788,936

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13110 records found.