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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League 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 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 210,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 190,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 725,673

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 155,650

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