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 2020, as well as the five 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 represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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