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)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Wishbone Org San Francisco 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 15,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 250,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 250,983

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM -30,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 918,025

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13110 records found.