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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 248,283

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 248,283

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 518,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 231,350

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13110 records found.