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)
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Eluna N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 210,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Eluna N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 395,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Dev Mission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Scientific Adventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 888,605

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Eluna United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 395,700

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13280 records found.