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, and corporate 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)
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo 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 6,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 129,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 129,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 100,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 175,450

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13110 records found.