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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ophelias Place N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girl Scouts of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 970,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ophelias Place N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girl Scouts of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Help Lesotho N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 970,333

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The San Jose Sports Authority CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Napa Valley Festival Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 95,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 685,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ophelias Place United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girl Scouts of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Help Lesotho Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 970,333

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13280 records found.