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)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Good Tidings Foundation 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
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 318,200

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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 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 318,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Page SUM 1,911,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -63,500

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13110 records found.