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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco 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
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,325

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,683

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 946,650

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13110 records found.