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)
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A AR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 145,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 141,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 647,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ALearn United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Novato Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 145,750

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13110 records found.