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)
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
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
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 20,000
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
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
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
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor 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 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
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
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
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
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
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SLZGSL Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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