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)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo 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 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Ranch Inc 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 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 85,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 85,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 84,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 256,250

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13110 records found.