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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mississippi Community Education Center MS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Laboratory CT Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Commonweal CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montessori del Mundo CO Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Leading Change Network Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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