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)
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc N/A FL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Sonoma Ecology Center 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 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur 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 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor 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
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
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
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shakopee Youth Football Association MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Science Education Foundation TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Camp Ker-Anna RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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