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)
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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 10,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 87,550

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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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 80,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 138,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 96,785

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13110 records found.