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)
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
John Burton Advocates for Youth San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LA's BEST N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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