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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 385,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 385,925

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 284,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 373,400

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13110 records found.