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)
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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 2,500
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
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 425,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 426,400

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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 250
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 570,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 327,500

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13110 records found.