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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League 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 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation 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 51,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,044,015

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,044,015

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 140,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 689,618

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13110 records found.