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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,367

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 141,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 265,333

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13110 records found.