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)
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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