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, and corporate 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)
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,172,798

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,172,798

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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 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 286,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 102,400

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13110 records found.