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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill 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 1,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 442,729

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 442,729

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,255,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 204,036

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13110 records found.