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)
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 470,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 470,825

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,139,385

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 273,400

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13110 records found.