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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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