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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara 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 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,915

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,915

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 221,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,162,500

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13110 records found.