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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Junior Basketball 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 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 225,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 215,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,051,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 803,900

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13110 records found.