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)
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,062,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,101,025

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 473,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,285,950

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13110 records found.