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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,804,050

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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 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,804,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 273,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 276,540

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13110 records found.