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)
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
7Element Atheletics Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Amputee Soccer Association N/A DE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
7Element Atheletics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Amputee Soccer Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cinnamongirl Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 77,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run New Hampshire United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountains 2 Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
7Element Atheletics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Amputee Soccer Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 217,250

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13280 records found.