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)
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Little Steps SC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Foundation for African Children MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Center for Kids NE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Children’s Course Inc OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc ID Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Beat the Streets Providence RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Girls on the Run International NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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