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)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 274,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 274,925

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 440,818

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 805,800

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13110 records found.