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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation 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
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 225,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation 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
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 225,133

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 497,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West County Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colts Boys Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,764,425

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13110 records found.