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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Vision International CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
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