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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo 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 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara 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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 148,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 53,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 332,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,022,196

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13110 records found.