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)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda 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 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 648,486

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 648,486

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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 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,360,607

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13110 records found.