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)
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars 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 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Graduate San Francisco 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 6,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 167,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 167,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -1,932

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 333,818

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13110 records found.