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)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa 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 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
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
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate 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 15,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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