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)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 226,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 1,890,420

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 263,450

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13110 records found.