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)
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,183,120

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,066,625

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