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)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 383,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 383,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 332,868

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,524,620

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13110 records found.