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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda 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 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation 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 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 306,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 306,665

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 272,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CNatureNet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 497,045

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13110 records found.