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)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization 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 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 206,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 455,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 211,200

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13110 records found.