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)
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 213,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 213,925

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 754,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 325,200

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13110 records found.