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)
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo 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 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. 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 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,090,875

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,090,875

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust 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
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 333,950

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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 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 439,500

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13110 records found.