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 2020, as well as the five 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 represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 547,950

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 187,218

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