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)
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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 2,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 161,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 161,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,964,765

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 308,750

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13110 records found.