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 Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo 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 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 512,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 512,075

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,193,503

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 839,750

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13110 records found.