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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grace Network N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Scalawag NC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Veteran's PATH Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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