Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 386,125

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 709,785

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 790,730

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13110 records found.