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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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