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)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation 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 1,000
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
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 933,265

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 933,265

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 373,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,464,885

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13110 records found.