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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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