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)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League 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
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Flourish Agenda Alameda 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 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League 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
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 481,220

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 363,483

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Page SUM 303,490

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13110 records found.