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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 295,750

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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 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 295,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 261,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 180,850

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13110 records found.