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 Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 135,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 135,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,586,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 139,000

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13110 records found.