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)
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo 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 200
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 176,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Page SUM 246,100

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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 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,369,418

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