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)
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 360,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 360,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,415,068

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,095,150

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13110 records found.