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 2018, as well as the three 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 represents nearly $1.2 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2018 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Water Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Little Steps SC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Foundation for African Children MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Hope Center for Kids NE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Children’s Course Inc OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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