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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,128,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,128,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 847,968

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 946,400

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13110 records found.