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)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo 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 1,000
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 248,395

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Coalition for Clean Air United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 256,250

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13110 records found.