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)
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Backpack Buddies Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Culture Project International PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountains 2 Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Page SUM 742,000

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