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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 327,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 327,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 98,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,303,650

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13110 records found.