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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma 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 500
Epic Transitions 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 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 391,550

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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 50,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 391,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 133,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 546,150

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13110 records found.