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, 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)
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 404,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 404,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 595,483

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 951,500

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13110 records found.