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)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement 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 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Page SUM 104,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Page SUM 104,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 423,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 756,400

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13110 records found.