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, and corporate 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)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma 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 1,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 213,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 213,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 265,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 125,800

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