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)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stanly Community College N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lido Charity Corp N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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