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 San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 324,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 324,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 267,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust 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
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 476,900

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13110 records found.