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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara 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 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 154,466

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 154,466

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 595,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 173,450

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13110 records found.