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)
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
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 310,070

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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
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 310,070

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Council on Clean Transportation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 282,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 175,500

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13110 records found.