Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

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)
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
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
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 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
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
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
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 500,000
Kids At Hope AZ 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
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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