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)
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
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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA 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
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Treehouse Inc MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hope House DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA 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
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
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
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