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 Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,221,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,221,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 810,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 294,450

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13110 records found.