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)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wheelock College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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