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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa 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 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara 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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco 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 1,000
Page SUM 143,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 143,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,931,955

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,075,630

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13110 records found.