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)
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development 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 325,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 594,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 594,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 371,750

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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 2,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 248,450

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