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 Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 281,548

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 281,548

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 262,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 542,650

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13110 records found.