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)
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc 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 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 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 1,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 147,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 175,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 327,250

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