Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 102,376

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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
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 102,376

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Water for People CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 689,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 448,400

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13110 records found.