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)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 210,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 238,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -187,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 280,333

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13110 records found.