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)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation 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
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 581,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 581,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 239,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 486,500

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