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 2018, as well as the three 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 represents nearly $1.2 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2018 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Central N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Water for People N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Benito Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Fishing Academy Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children at Risk Inc TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Comp-U-Dopt TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Treehouse Inc MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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