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)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Summer Search San Francisco 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 100,000
Page SUM 846,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 485,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 259,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 401,918

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13110 records found.