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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 139,726

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 139,726

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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 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,107,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 426,440

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13110 records found.