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)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Summer Search San Francisco 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 100,000
Page SUM 846,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 846,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 309,900

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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
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,318,350

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13110 records found.