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)
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 2,500
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 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 285,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 285,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 378,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,366,750

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13110 records found.