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)
Alliance for Girls 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 15,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 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 1,700
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 292,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 125,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 176,057

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 523,900

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