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)
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda 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 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 299,836

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 299,836

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,302,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 906,440

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13110 records found.