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)
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 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,894,666

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,894,666

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 632,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 166,300

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13110 records found.