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)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo 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 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 444,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 444,720

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA 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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 759,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 357,600

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13110 records found.