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)
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,225,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,225,425

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 950,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,550

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13110 records found.