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 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 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.

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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