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)
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 359,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InnerCity Weightlifting Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girls Build N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Libertys Kitchen N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
A Place Called Home N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 596,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 87,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tenacity Project, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 359,250

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13280 records found.