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)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 712,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,250

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13110 records found.