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)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor 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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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 Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 361,783

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor 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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 361,783

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,921,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 248,950

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13110 records found.