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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc N/A MD United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc 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 25,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young America's Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Hope for Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benicia Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere Cove Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 142,200

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