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)
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc 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 Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 347,115

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 112,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,357,250

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13110 records found.