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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa 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 20,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 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 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 202,550

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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 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 202,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 136,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 427,700

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13110 records found.