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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo 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 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 447,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 447,300

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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 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 174,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 208,200

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13110 records found.