Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
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
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
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls On the Run Rhode Island RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate 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
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
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