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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 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
Giveteens20 Alameda 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 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation 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
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 707,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 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
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 707,750

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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 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 230,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 878,500

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13110 records found.