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 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara 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 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation 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
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 523,315

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6159 records found.
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 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation 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
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 523,315

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,632,145

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 581,150

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13110 records found.