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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Water Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
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 5,000
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 10,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hire Heroes USA GA 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
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Center for Kids NE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Modesto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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