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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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