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)
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside Educational Trust N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Glimpse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Center for Kids NE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 957,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 178,865

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13110 records found.