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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco 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 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. 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 2,000
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 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 172,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 172,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,220,823

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 147,700

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13110 records found.