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)
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
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
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,240,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,240,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 628,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 155,890

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13110 records found.