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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,593,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,593,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,236,685

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 397,453

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13110 records found.