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)
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM -87,332

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 441,283

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