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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 50,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo 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 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc 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 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 311,950

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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 50,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 311,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 644,468

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 513,400

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13110 records found.