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)
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
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
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement 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 Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
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
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 580,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 482,118

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13110 records found.