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 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)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Water for People N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Beat the Streets Providence RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Girls on the Run International NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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