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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo 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 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 172,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 172,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 767,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 147,800

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13110 records found.