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)
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 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 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 221,167

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 179,550

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 308,950

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