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 Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 789,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 789,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 223,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 300,250

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13110 records found.