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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo 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
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco 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
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 423,692

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 423,692

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 108,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 106,900

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13110 records found.