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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco 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 500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 183,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 183,317

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 144,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 91,450

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13110 records found.