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)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara 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
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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Science Education Foundation TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Camp Ker-Anna RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho ID Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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