Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 261,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA 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
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 494,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Russian Riverkeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 237,200

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13110 records found.