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)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 247,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 247,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 239,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,732,950

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13110 records found.