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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 647,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 647,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Camp Mather CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Amputee Soccer Association DE Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cinnamongirl Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 249,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Minds Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Japanese Community Youth Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 647,250

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13280 records found.