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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 515,286

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 515,286

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 475,823

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 150,940

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13110 records found.