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 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.

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 211,700

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 119,450

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