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)
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 78,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,049,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 246,900

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13110 records found.