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)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda 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 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 545,736

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 545,736

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 91,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 757,050

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13110 records found.