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)
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement 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 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 170,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 170,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 850,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 321,600

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13110 records found.