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
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda 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 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 732,500

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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 Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Turning Green Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 732,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 218,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 1,821,485

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13110 records found.