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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 255,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 255,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workshop Houston TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 585,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Compass United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 648,667

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13110 records found.