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 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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 197,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 264,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 76,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,353,215

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13110 records found.