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, 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)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara 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 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,654,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,654,300

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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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 293,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 85,400

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13110 records found.