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)
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. 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
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 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
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
Page SUM 165,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 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
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 165,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,605,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 280,200

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13110 records found.