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)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball 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 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 178,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 132,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 400,200

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13110 records found.