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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara 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 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara 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 1,000
Page SUM 444,095

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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 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 444,095

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 159,273

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 141,100

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13110 records found.