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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 138,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 167,300

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13110 records found.