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)
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara 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 100,000
Page SUM 302,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 302,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 405,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 819,480

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13110 records found.