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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 426,100

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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 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 426,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 685,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 327,040

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13110 records found.