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, 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)
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
Eastside Educational Trust N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,580,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SLZGSL Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 631,425

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