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)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
ALearn Santa Clara 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 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 238,425

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,066,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Page SUM 494,190

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13110 records found.