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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,747,001

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,747,001

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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 22,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 834,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 882,250

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13110 records found.