Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes 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 50,000
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 248,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 248,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 67,007

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,192,400

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13110 records found.