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)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo 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 100,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,846,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,846,576

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation 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
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 154,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Page SUM 161,057

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13110 records found.