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)
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo 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 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 173,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 173,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 33,850

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13110 records found.