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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 460,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 460,720

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 119,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 277,600

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13110 records found.