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)
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo 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 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jeremiah's Promise 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 Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 186,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 487,600

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13110 records found.