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)
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 270,248

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 270,248

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 261,483

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,342,450

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13110 records found.