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)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda 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 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 249,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 249,065

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 163,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 692,595

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13110 records found.