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)
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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