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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Little Steps N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 301,600

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workshop Houston TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 659,300

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