Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring 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 50,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara 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
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 372,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 372,375

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 789,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,396,650

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13110 records found.