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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes 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 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 298,865

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 250,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 118,583

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,028,226

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13110 records found.