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)
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 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
Art of Yoga Project 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 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo 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 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 278,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,847,620

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,025,850

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13110 records found.