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 Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls To Women San Mateo 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
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco 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 1,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 235,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 551,625

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Water for People CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 291,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 442,250

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13110 records found.