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)
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 2,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles River Conservancy Inc N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Summit Land Conservancy N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Treehouse Inc MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SLZGSL Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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