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)
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 76,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 91,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 265,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 243,150

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