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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc ID Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
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
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
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
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
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
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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