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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara 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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 1,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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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
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 1,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 580,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 108,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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