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)
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo 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 10,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 506,000

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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 2,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 498,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 279,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 61,250

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