Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
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
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco 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 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 360,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 360,525

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,246,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 903,026

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13110 records found.