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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 355,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 355,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 367,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 187,400

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13110 records found.