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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 407,098

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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 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 407,098

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,036,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 215,850

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13110 records found.