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)
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
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 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 443,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
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 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 443,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 551,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,189,021

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13110 records found.