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)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo 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 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 433,887

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 433,887

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 225,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,700

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13110 records found.