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)
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo 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
Page SUM 119,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 119,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC 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
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 753,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 436,950

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13110 records found.