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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma 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 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 733,350

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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 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 733,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -218,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 248,333

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13110 records found.