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, 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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda 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
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco 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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc 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
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Page SUM 438,615

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda 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
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Page SUM 438,615

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 272,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CNatureNet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 553,350

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13110 records found.