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)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco 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 3,600
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 402,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 402,067

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,370,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,476,750

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13110 records found.