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)
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda 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 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America 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 11,000
Page SUM 191,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 191,833

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 569,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,228,100

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13110 records found.