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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart N/A OH United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Carry the Vision Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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