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)
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A 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
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
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
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
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
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
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
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA 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
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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)
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fishing Academy Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Cents Ability Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vision Now TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc FL 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
Girls Inc. NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
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
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
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
Workshop Houston TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls On the Run Rhode Island RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Modesto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Benito Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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