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)
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo 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 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 275,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 275,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 337,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 115,700

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13110 records found.