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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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 25,000
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
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,204,567

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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
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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 25,000
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
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,204,567

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 967,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM -123,065

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13110 records found.