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, 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)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa 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 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation 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 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 323,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 323,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 434,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 2,287,000

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13110 records found.