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 Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Braven Incorporated N/A IL 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 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda 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 16,666
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 906,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outdoor Outreach N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Champions Education Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 922,166

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Petaluma Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Page SUM 240,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope House United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Champions Education Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
No Means No Worldwide United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 922,166

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13110 records found.