Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
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