Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund 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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,450

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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 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 139,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 127,500

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13110 records found.