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, 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)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids 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 Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 618,717

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 618,717

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 93,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 399,250

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13110 records found.