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)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 140,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 140,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 747,950

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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 250
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 699,950

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13110 records found.