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)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
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
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,993,387

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,993,387

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,707,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 913,450

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13110 records found.