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)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 381,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 381,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,060,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,720,818

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13110 records found.