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)
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula 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 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 255,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 255,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 345,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 450,776

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13110 records found.