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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara 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 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 301,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 301,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,468,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,660,800

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13110 records found.