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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,599,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,599,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Russian Riverkeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 223,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 238,250

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13110 records found.