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)
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa 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 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Page SUM 1,999,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Page SUM 1,999,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 962,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 479,650

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13110 records found.