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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Allies Silicon Valley N/A WI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 232,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Allies Silicon Valley N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 232,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Camp Mather CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Children Incorporated VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Squash and Education Alliance Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 1,084,547

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Cruz Little League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Allies Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 232,600

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13280 records found.