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)
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Minds Matter N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hollenbeck Police Activities League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 219,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Minds Matter N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hollenbeck Police Activities League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 219,775

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Girls on the Run New Hampshire NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Backpack Buddies Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Police Activities League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,000
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Page SUM 265,952

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scientific Adventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Minds Matter United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hollenbeck Police Activities League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 219,775

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13280 records found.