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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Responsive Politics DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Rescue Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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