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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
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 2,000
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 126,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 162,607

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13110 records found.