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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Year Up, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Learning Lab Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Raza Services Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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