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 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)
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,716,395

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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