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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 304,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 383,783

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