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)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 114,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 114,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -109,882

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 585,475

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13110 records found.