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, and corporate 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)
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa 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
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,479,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,479,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,697,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 328,950

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13110 records found.