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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
CARE - Headquarters N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,089
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rainbow Village Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corpus Christi Parish N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cara Program N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 347,500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panzi Foundation N/A DC United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Indiana University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
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
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
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
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
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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