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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
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
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
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
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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