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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association 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 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jeremiah's Promise 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 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 734,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 734,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 303,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc 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
Page SUM 1,056,726

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13110 records found.